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Dave Valle

David Valle

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: October 30, 1960 in Bayside, NY
High School: Holy Cross HS (Flushing, NY)
Drafted
by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round of the 1978 amateur draft.
Signed June 11, 1978. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1984 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Mariners/Rangers/RedSox/Brewers 1984-1996

Final Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 35)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1639. Danny Taylor… #1640. Ken Reitz… #1641. Julio Cruz… #1642. DAVE VALLE… #1643. Buddy Rosar… #1644. Joe Hornung… #1645. Pat Tabler… 

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1984 23 SEA AL 13 28 27 4 8 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 5 .296 .321 .444 .766 112 12 0 0 0 0 0 2
1985 24 SEA AL 31 73 70 2 11 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 17 .157 .181 .171 .352 -3 12 1 1 1 0 0 2
1986 25 SEA AL 22 60 53 10 18 3 0 5 15 0 0 7 7 .340 .417 .679 1.096 193 36 2 0 0 0 0 2/3
1987 26 SEA AL 95 346 324 40 83 16 3 12 53 2 0 15 46 .256 .292 .435 .727 86 141 13 3 0 4 2 2D/39
1988 27 SEA AL 93 322 290 29 67 15 2 10 50 0 1 18 38 .231 .295 .400 .695 90 116 13 9 3 2 0 2/D3
1989 28 SEA AL 94 355 316 32 75 10 3 7 34 0 0 29 32 .237 .311 .354 .665 85 112 13 6 1 3 2 2
1990 29 SEA AL 107 364 308 37 66 15 0 7 33 1 2 45 48 .214 .328 .331 .659 86 102 11 7 4 0 0 2/3
1991 30 SEA AL 132 377 324 38 63 8 1 8 32 0 2 34 49 .194 .286 .299 .586 63 97 19 9 6 3 0 *2/3
1992 31 SEA AL 124 410 367 39 88 16 1 9 30 0 0 27 58 .240 .305 .362 .668 87 133 7 8 7 1 1 *2
1993 32 SEA AL 135 500 423 48 109 19 0 13 63 1 0 48 56 .258 .354 .395 .748 101 167 18 17 8 4 4 *2
1994 33 TOT AL 46 134 112 14 26 8 1 2 10 0 2 18 22 .232 .348 .375 .723 84 42 3 2 2 0 2 2/3D
1994 33 BOS AL 30 88 76 6 12 2 1 1 5 0 1 9 18 .158 .256 .250 .506 30 19 2 1 2 0 1 2/3
1994 33 MIL AL 16 46 36 8 14 6 0 1 5 0 1 9 4 .389 .522 .639 1.161 194 23 1 1 0 0 1 2/D
1995 34 TEX AL 36 83 75 7 18 3 0 0 5 1 0 6 18 .240 .305 .280 .585 52 21 2 1 1 0 0 2/3
1996 35 TEX AL 42 95 86 14 26 6 1 3 17 0 0 9 17 .302 .368 .500 .868 113 43 3 0 0 0 0 2/3D
13 Yrs 970 3147 2775 314 658 121 12 77 350 5 7 258 413 .237 .314 .373 .687 86 1034 105 63 33 17 11
162 Game Avg. 162 526 463 52 110 20 2 13 58 1 1 43 69 .237 .314 .373 .687 86 173 18 11 6 3 2
SEA (10 yrs) 846 2835 2502 279 588 104 10 72 318 4 5 225 356 .235 .311 .371 .682 87 928 97 60 30 17 9
TEX (2 yrs) 78 178 161 21 44 9 1 3 22 1 0 15 35 .273 .339 .398 .736 85 64 5 1 1 0 0
MIL (1 yr) 16 46 36 8 14 6 0 1 5 0 1 9 4 .389 .522 .639 1.161 194 23 1 1 0 0 1
BOS (1 yr) 30 88 76 6 12 2 1 1 5 0 1 9 18 .158 .256 .250 .506 30 19 2 1 2 0 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1984 23 SEA AL 13 28 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.2 0.1 2 2
1985 24 SEA AL 31 73 -9 -0 0 -4 1 -11 -1.1 2 -9 -0.9 .463 .493 -0.5 -0.3 -5 2
1986 25 SEA AL 22 60 6 -1 -0 -2 1 3 0.3 2 5 0.5 .514 .502 0.8 -0.2 8 2/3
1987 26 SEA AL 95 346 -8 -1 -2 6 3 -2 -0.2 12 9 0.9 .498 .499 0.3 0.9 3 $100,500 2D/39
1988 27 SEA AL 93 322 -6 -2 -2 3 5 -2 -0.1 11 9 0.9 .498 .499 0.6 0.8 6 $125,000 2/D3
1989 28 SEA AL 94 355 -5 -1 -1 10 6 8 1.0 13 21 2.2 .510 .506 1.1 1.7 11 $315,000 2
1990 29 SEA AL 107 364 -3 -2 -1 -6 6 -6 -0.6 13 7 0.7 .494 .496 1.4 -0.0 13 $485,000 2/3
1991 30 SEA AL 132 377 -16 -0 -3 2 7 -10 -1.0 14 3 0.3 .492 .493 0.1 0.9 1 $666,667 *2/3
1992 31 SEA AL 124 410 -4 -3 1 -2 7 -1 -0.1 15 14 1.4 .499 .499 1.6 0.5 16 $1,666,667 *2
1993 32 SEA AL 135 500 5 -1 -3 7 8 16 1.6 19 35 3.4 .512 .510 2.8 1.5 28 $2,366,667 *2
1994 33 BOS AL 30 88 -9 -0 0 -2 1 -10 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .470 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $1,200,000 2/3
1994 33 MIL AL 16 46 6 -1 -0 -1 1 4 0.3 2 6 0.5 .521 .502 0.6 -0.0 7 2/D
1995 34 TEX AL 36 83 -6 -0 -0 0 1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .487 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 $619,445 2/3
1996 35 TEX AL 42 95 2 1 -1 2 1 5 0.5 4 9 0.9 .512 .503 0.6 0.3 7 $725,000 2/3D
13 Seasons 970 3147 -45 -13 -12 13 47 -10 -0.6 113 103 10.1 .499 .500 8.9 6.3 91 $8,269,946
SEA (10 yrs) 846 2835 -38 -12 -11 13 43 -5 -0.1 102 97 9.5 .499 .500 8.3 5.9 84 $5,725,501
TEX (2 yrs) 78 178 -4 0 -1 2 2 0 0.1 7 7 0.7 .500 .500 0.4 0.5 5 $1,344,445
MIL (1 yr) 16 46 6 -1 -0 -1 1 4 0.3 2 6 0.5 .521 .502 0.6 -0.0 7
BOS (1 yr) 30 88 -9 -0 0 -2 1 -10 -0.9 3 -6 -0.6 .470 .494 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $1,200,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1984 SEA AL 23 C 13 7 6 71.2 61 56 5 0 0 1.000 0 0 7.66 4.69 .987 5.97 5.92 2 3 4 3 43% 36% 0
1985 SEA AL 24 C 31 18 18 178.1 127 117 7 3 0 .976 -4 -27 6.26 4.00 .987 6.05 5.99 0 11 14 2 13% 33% 0
1986 SEA AL 25 C 12 9 8 85.0 55 53 1 1 0 .982 -2 -28 5.72 4.50 .989 6.62 6.56 1 5 6 1 14% 34% 0
1986 SEA AL 25 1B 4 4 3 35.0 40 37 2 1 3 .975 -0 -14 10.03 9.75 .991 9.41 9.32
1987 SEA AL 26 C 75 70 66 630.2 459 420 34 5 2 .989 6 11 6.48 6.05 .988 6.74 6.67 2 18 39 23 37% 31% 0
1987 SEA AL 26 DH 14 11
1987 SEA AL 26 1B 2 0 0 3.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 40 6.00 1.00 .990 9.60 9.50
1987 SEA AL 26 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1987 SEA AL 26 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1988 SEA AL 27 C 84 76 70 672.1 537 484 47 6 7 .989 3 5 7.11 6.32 .989 6.22 6.16 5 24 48 27 36% 31% 2
1988 SEA AL 27 DH 3 3
1988 SEA AL 27 1B 1 1 1 9.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 -0 -13 6.00 6.00 .992 9.60 9.50
1989 SEA AL 28 C 93 91 84 785.1 552 496 52 4 3 .993 10 15 6.28 5.89 .989 6.24 6.17 6 16 48 35 42% 31% 1
1990 SEA AL 29 C 104 98 78 842.0 677 631 44 2 9 .997 -6 -9 7.21 6.49 .991 6.42 6.35 9 44 65 28 30% 34% 0
1990 SEA AL 29 1B 1 0 0 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 18.00 2.00 .990 9.90 9.50
1991 SEA AL 30 C 129 106 77 926.1 727 669 52 6 9 .992 2 3 7.01 5.59 .990 6.49 6.48 15 37 45 31 41% 34% 2
1991 SEA AL 30 1B 2 0 0 4.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 15.75 3.50 .991 9.67 9.75
1992 SEA AL 31 C 122 116 86 972.1 675 606 62 7 10 .990 -2 -2 6.18 5.48 .989 6.20 6.18 4 42 84 40 32% 34% 1
1993 SEA AL 32 C 135 133 106 1132.1 957 881 71 5 13 .995 7 7 7.57 7.05 .991 6.56 6.50 8 45 68 57 46% 36% 2
1994 TOT AL 33 C 40 33 28 295.2 213 203 7 3 1 .986 -3 -12 6.39 5.25 .991 6.79 6.74 3 12 25 7 22% 31% 0
1994 BOS AL 33 C 28 24 20 211.2 164 156 5 3 1 .982 -2 -11 6.85 5.75 .991 6.79 6.74 2 8 17 5 23% 31% 0
1994 BOS AL 33 1B 2 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -30 2.25 0.50 .990 9.67 9.50
1994 MIL AL 33 C 12 9 8 84.0 49 47 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -14 5.25 4.08 .991 6.79 6.74 1 4 8 2 20% 31% 0
1994 MIL AL 33 DH 2 2
1995 TEX AL 34 C 29 22 13 197.0 150 137 12 1 0 .993 0 0 6.81 5.14 .990 6.74 6.67 2 8 12 6 33% 31% 0
1995 TEX AL 34 1B 7 0 0 17.0 21 20 1 0 2 1.000 0 7 11.12 3.00 .993 9.64 9.50
1996 TEX AL 35 C 35 22 15 212.0 159 145 13 1 2 .994 2 11 6.71 4.51 .990 6.91 6.87 0 6 16 7 30% 30% 1
1996 TEX AL 35 1B 5 0 0 6.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 0 20 7.50 1.00 .992 9.30 9.18
1996 TEX AL 35 DH 1 0
13 Seasons C 902 801 655 7001.0 5349 4898 407 44 56 .992 13 2 6.82 5.88 .990 6.44 6.39 57 271 474 267 36% 33% 9
8 Seasons 1B 24 5 4 79.0 84 80 3 1 7 .988 -0 -5 9.46 3.46 .992 9.51 9.43
1 Season OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.30
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -240 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
13 Seasons TOT 927 806 659 7081.0 5433 4978 410 45 63 .992 12 2 6.85 5.81 .990 6.47 6.46 57 271 474 267 36% 33% 9
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1988 AL  9 (6th)
1989 AL  6 (9th)
1990 AL  7 (4th)
1991 AL  9 (2nd)
1993 AL  17 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1993 AL  18 (6th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1991 AL  129 (3rd)
1992 AL  122 (5th)
1993 AL  135 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1991 AL  669 (3rd)
1992 AL  606 (5th)
1993 AL  881 (1st)

Assists as C s c a p y
1988 AL  47 (4th)
1989 AL  52 (5th)
1992 AL  62 (4th)
1993 AL  71 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1990 AL  9 (5th)
1991 AL  9 (4th)
1992 AL  10 (2nd)
1993 AL  13 (1st)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1991 AL  15 (2nd)
1993 AL  8 (5th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1992 AL  84 (5th)
1993 AL  68 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1989 AL  35 (3rd)
1992 AL  40 (5th)
1993 AL  57 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1989 AL  42.2 (2nd)
1993 AL  45.6 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as C s c a p y
1987 AL  6 (5th)
1989 AL  10 (1st)
1993 AL  7 (3rd)
Career  13 (89th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1988 AL  7.11 (5th)
1990 AL  7.22 (2nd)
1991 AL  7.01 (5th)
1993 AL  7.57 (1st)
Career  6.82 (83rd)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1987 AL  6.05 (4th)
1988 AL  6.32 (4th)
1989 AL  5.89 (4th)
1990 AL  6.49 (2nd)
1993 AL  7.05 (1st)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1989 AL  .993 (3rd)
1990 AL  .997 (1st)
1993 AL  .995 (2nd)
Career  .992 (49th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 3 (2590), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (159th), 10.1 career WAR/10.3 7yr-peak WAR/10.2 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
198726Seattle Mariners$100,500Proofing corrections
198827Seattle Mariners$125,000*
198928Seattle Mariners$315,000*
199029Seattle Mariners$485,000*
199130Seattle Mariners$666,667USA Today survey
199231Seattle Mariners$1,666,66711/4/92 Toronto SunIncludes $300,000 earned bonus
199332Seattle Mariners$2,366,6671996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $66,667 signing bonus, $500,000 earned
199433Boston Red Sox$1,200,0001996 Joint Exhibit 1
199534Texas Rangers$619,4451996 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $119,445 earned bonus
199635Texas Rangers$725,0001997 Joint Exhibit 1Includes $125,000 earned bonus
Career to date (may be incomplete)$8,269,946
Disputed Salaries
*1988 - $165,000 - 12/13/88 NYT -
*1989 - $317,500 - 11/1/89 NYT -
*1990 - $510,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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